Vidalia has a general population of 10,491 and an overall student population of 1,972. Approximately 1,972 of Vidalia's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Vidalia, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Southeastern Technical College. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Southeastern Technical College.
A total of 24 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Vidalia in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Vidalia was $2,043 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,148 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Vidalia after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Vidalia, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. There were 14,100 medical assistants working in Georgia and 320 working in the greater Vidalia area in 2010. Vidalia's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Vidalia is $25,140 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.